|B-29 Massive Tactical Raid - Department of the Air Force|
"Summary: This is the famous massive close support raid by 98 B-29s dropping 850 tons of bombs on the North Korean front lines on Aug. 16, 1950 in an attempt to stop their heavy attack on our troops. (Shot list to follow.) Aerial shots, B-29s in formaiton and dropping bombs -- beautiful clouds in bg; Pan shot following dropping bombs outlined by clouds; single B-29 dropping bombs; bombs strike the target; Korean terrain; single B-29 with large "W" on tail; view through bomb bays of target -- smo...
Keywords: B-29 bomber; Clouds -- Dynamics; Flight crews; Korean War, 1950-1953; Bombing, Aerial; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Aerial Operations, American; Water Vapor, Atmospheric
|Weather At Guadalcanal - U.S. Army Air Forces|
Silent footage of cloud formations at Guadalcanal July 16, 1943. After a bit of blank film, there is aerial color footage of an A-Bomb mushroom cloud. (Presumably in Japan in 1945?) The nuclear bomb footage isn't mentioned by the National Archives in their description at all.National Archives Identifier: 3118
Keywords: WWII; Weather forecasting -- Military aspects; Water vapor, Atmospheric; Atomic Bomb; Guadalcanal, Battle of, Solomon Islands, 1942-1943; Clouds -- Dynamics; World War II; World War, 1939-1945; A-bomb; Nuclear Weapons; WWII In Color
|Bikini Atoll declassified film 1946-07-01 to 1946-07-25 - U.S. Air Force|
12 hours of declassified atomic test film from Project Crossroads at Bikini Atoll. Some parts have sound, most is silent. There is a detailed shot list at the link below.National Archives Identifier: 68771"Summary: Film coverage of Project Crossroads, a project of the two atomic bomb tests in the Pacific in 1946 and including Able Day test of an atomic bomb drop from a B-29 on 1 July 1946, and Baker Day test, the underwater detonation of an atomic bomb on 25 July 1946...
Keywords: Nuclear Test; Atomic; Project Crossroads; Bikini Atoll; Atomic bomb -- Physiological effect; Nuclear weapons testing victims -- United States; Veterans -- Diseases -- United States; Veterans -- United States; Atomic bomb -- Marshall Islands -- Bikini Atoll -- Testing; Nuclear Weapons; Nuclear weapons -- Marshall Islands -- Bikini Atoll -- Testing; Operation Crossroads, Marshall Islands, 1946; Blandy, William H. P. (William Henry Purnell), 1890-1954; Airplanes, Military; LeMay, Curtis E; Stilwell, Joseph Warren, 1883-1946; Mushroom Cloud; A-bomb; Atomic Bomb; Clouds -- Dynamics; Water vapor, Atmospheric; Weather forecasting -- Military aspects; B-29 Bomber